Tottenham Hotspur Son Heung-min was excluded from the selection after 155 days. The British press admired Tottenham manager Antonio Conte for making a ‘ruthless’ choice. Since Son Heung-min has been sluggish recently, it is questionable whether the exclusion is such a surprise.
The British press ‘Express’ reported on the 20th (Korean time) that ‘Son Heung-min has learned that Conte can make ruthless choices even for the best players’.
On this day, Tottenham won 2-0 against West Ham in the 2022-2023 Premier League held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. Son Heung-min was not included in the starting list.
According to Express, it is the second time since April 2021 that Son Heung-min started sitting on the bench in the Premier League. Son Heung-min fell out of the Best 11 155 days after the match against Leicester City on September 18, 2022.
Tottenham put Richarlison first in place of Son Heung-min.
In fact, it is a very convincing mercenary technique. Son Heung-min is in a slump this season. He scored only 8 goals in 30 matches in all competitions. Aside from his scoring ability, his overall performance itself was bad. On the 12th against Leicester City and on the 15th against AC Milan in the round of 16 of the Champions League, the team suffered consecutive losses in silence.
Instead of Son Heung-min, voices were raised that more time should be given to Richarlison and Arnaud Danjuma.
Express said, ‘It’s a disappointing season for Son Heung-min. Since the 2015-2016 season, Son Heung-min has never failed to score 10 goals in the league. He was the top scorer last season. If Son Heung-min is healthy, Tottenham cannot give up. He explained that Tottenham played a key role in getting into the top four. 슬롯사이트
“However, Son Heung-min failed to maintain his best form this season. He paid the price by sitting on the bench against West Ham,’ he added.
Son Heung-min’s second half input was a great success. Son Heung-min stepped on the ground in the 23rd minute of the second half, leading 1-0. Son Heung-min scored a key goal in the 4th minute of the sortie.
Express said, ‘Son Heung-min energized the attack as a super sub. His time was short, but he showed energy throughout his run. Son Heung-min showed that he didn’t have to sit on the bench again, ‘he said, looking forward to his revival.